Retroactive All-Star Game Project: 1930 NL stars outslug AL, 8-6

Editor’s note: This game summary is from the Retroactive All-Star Game Project. Voting was conducted to select retroactive MLB All-Star teams from the 1930 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14. 

By Mike Lynch

The National League slugged its way to a victory in the 1930 Retroactive All-Star Game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, defeating the Americans by a score of 8-6 thanks to two home runs off the bat of Phillies slugger Chuck Klein and one by Babe Herman that eclipsed four-baggers by Al Simmons and Carl Reynolds.

Lefty O’Doul continued to dominate junior circuit pitching, going 3 for 3 in this year’s tilt after going 3 for 5 last year. On the mound, Dazzy Vance and Bill Walker combined for six hitless innings and needed only 57 pitches between them.

Simmons was the only American Leaguer with more than one hit and he and Reynolds drove in all of their league’s runs. Once again the series is tied up (7-7) and is heading to Navin Field in Detroit in 1931.

Highlights and outstanding players from this year’s game include:

  • Chuck Klein, 2 for 3 with two home runs, four RBIs, two runs and a walk.
  • Lefty O’Doul, 3 for 3 with a double, run, RBI and walk.
  • Bill Walker tossing three hitless innings and striking out two.
  • Al Simmons, 2 for 4 with a homer, a double, three RBIs and two runs.
  • Dazzy Vance throwing three innings of no-hit ball, including one in which he used only eight pitches.

You can find a full account of the game, box score, game log and stats here.

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Originally published: April 10, 2014. Last Updated: April 10, 2014.